As bills are introduced before the Manitoba Legislature, they are made available on the Legislative Assembly website. The full text of each bill, plus its status before the Legislature, can be accessed from this website. The website also lists information about legislative committees, including how to make a presentation, and notice of upcoming meetings.
The following lists include bills that are currently before the legislature, or which were recently passed, along with brief descriptions of each. You can find government news releases relating to many of these bills under News From Broadway.
Before the Legislature
- Bill 3, The Public Services Act, establishes provide a legislative framework for an ethical and effective public service for Manitoba.
- Bill 71, The Education Property Tax Reduction Act
- Bill 45, The Public Schools Amendment and Manitoba Teachers' Society Amendment Act (Note: yet to be proclaimed)
- Bill 73, The Employment Standards Code Amendment Act, entitles an employee to up to three hours of paid leave for each time the employee is vaccinated against COVID-19. The job protection for an employee who is temporarily unable to work due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic is expanded to include leave for employees who suffer side effects after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
- Bill 44, The Employment Standards Code Amendment Act, allows an employee to take a leave if the employee is more susceptible to COVID-19 because of an underlying medical condition, ongoing medical treatment or other illness. Other circumstances for taking leave in relation to COVID-19 may be set by regulation. Employers may require employees to verify a leave by providing a certificate of a health professional only if permitted to do so by regulation.
- Bill 7, The Employment Standards Code Amendment Act (Leave for Victims of Interperonal Violence), expands leave eligibility to an employee who is a victim of sexual violence or stalking. Currently, an employee who is a victim of domestic violence may take a leave from work under The Employment Standards Code. In this Bill, these three forms of violence are collectively referred to as interpersonal violence. In addition, an employee may now take a leave to assist their child or other dependant who experiences or is exposed to interpersonal violence.
- Bill 5, The Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Amendment Act), would see whistleblower protections extended to employees of school divisions and districts.
- Bill 28, The Public Services Sustainability Act, is part of a multi-faceted and ongoing approach to ensure the sustainabillity of front-line services across the public sector. (Note: on November 24, 2021, the Manitoba government announced it will repeal Bill 28.)